I'm somewhat busy with school and other activities, so If you aren't in the spreadsheet right away, just hold tight, you will be
UPDATE: I've spent some time googling around and contacting members of the forum in regard to the visibility of the spreadsheets. A helpful user by the name of munaim1 pointed me in the right direction. Hopefully, the sheets have embeded properly
For Beginners, check out this guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TqcRknkUyI&feature=channel_video_title
Post 955 and 965 OC's here.
PLEASE put it in this format
(You must run either LinX or IntelBurnTest for at least 5 runs, screen shot required, peak score will be taken) OCCT or Prime95 may also be used for stability
Just to avoid confusion, as it has come to my attention, please include a screen shot to verify stability. But I'll still add you without a screen shot if clock is >5Ghz (with CPUz validation), as it is difficult to get one in such a case
Posts with no verification of stability (screenie) were not added to the list, furthermore, posts a CPUz validation (below 5Ghz) only were also not added. If you wish to be added to the list. Follow the above format and post a screenshot verifying stability.
Give as much info as you can. Results can also be updated or filled in. Please make a new post to do so.
(you can view the charts by clicking below, still working on getting them to embed into the thread)
Post validations and screenshots please.
Benchmarks are always nice as well, but will not be documented.
Now post those OC's!
The difference between C2's and C3's
Originally Posted by xbitlabs.com
Processors with C3 stepping have finally acquired hardware implementation of C1E technology. AMD engineers promise that now C1E can be activated without risking to experience any performance drops, because the transition into this mode and back occur very rapidly.
Originally Posted by pcper.com
AMD has not revealed any potential performance gains with this revision, but they have done some work to the memory controller. Rev C3 chips can now fully handle 4 DIMMS running at DDR-3 1333 speeds. The Rev C2 chips would drop memory speeds down to DDR-3 1066 when all 4 DIMM slots were populated, even if the memory was rated at 1333 and above.
This is only for four DIMMs, we can see that they go A LOT faster with 2 DIMMs but seeing as it was rev-amped, we can hope for higher IMC (or in layman's terms NB) clocks
Originally Posted by website I saw on my blackberry, but forgot the URL
The Phenom II C3 stepping gives the Phenom II series a new processing core that is more efficient and prevents leakage better than the C2 core. This gives the Phenom II's a lower TDP to 125w on the 955 and 965 and 95w on the 945. The Phenom II series of CPU's performance is directly proportional to the cooler the CPU can run which is where the lowered TDP comes into play. The 965's are given higher overclocking headroom due to the lowered TDP, motherboards can supply more clean power and cooling solutions have an easier time cooling the chips
Originally Posted by wikipedia
The silicon wafers start out blank and pure. The circuits are built in layers in clean rooms. First, photo-sensitive resistance patterns are photo-masked in micrometer detail onto the wafers' surface. The wafers are then exposed to short-wave ultraviolet light and the unexposed areas are thus etched away and cleaned. Hot chemical vapors are deposited on to the desired zones and baked in high heat, which permeate the vapors into the desired zones. In some cases, ions, such as O2+ or O+, are implanted in precise patterns and at a specific depth by using RF-driven ion sources.
New processes to accomplish each of these steps with better resolution and in improved ways emerge every year, with the result of constantly changing technology in the wafer fabrication industry. New technologies result in denser packing of minuscule surface features such as transistors and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). This increased density continues the trend often cited as Moore's Law.
The Geography of AM2+ and AM3 motherboards.
My Phenom II AM3 Essentials Guide
GREAT OCING GUIDES:
How to Overclock AM2/AM2+/AM3 CPUs
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...&postcount=240 Credit goes to Chew* Over at XS
El Gappo's sexy guide
Electron Migration or "Leakage" Explained
-These chips love low temperatures, and low voltage.
-Instability can be helped a lot by upping the CPU NB Vid a few notches.
-Bluescreen crashes are related to IMC/Memory instability, Black screens related to cpu clocks/voltage and freezes/sudden restarts related to temperatures.
-Higher overclocks are reached in 32-bit windows
-When OCing, start with the Ram and NB OCs FIRST. This helps to ensure that you eliminate all other factors holding back a core OC from stability.
For signatures, copy this code
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This thread was originally created and run by Slappa, it was his idea. I have since taken over and
SPECIAL THANKS TO SAVAGEBUNNY He helped me get the new spreadsheets up and running as well as helped add a few entry's
Please do not send me PM's asking for updates. But feel free to send me a message with any concerns or thoughts. best regards
Edited by Fear of Oneself - 12/18/11 at 7:02pm